[TechAssist] Can't Access Drives (4 partition Windows system)

  • From: Bil Green <magpulser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ".TECHASSIST @ freelists . org" <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 04:34:37 -0800

Can't Access Drives

I can't open Windows Explorer or any window, which displays all
the files on my 4 partition Windows 2000 system. If I try it
locks up the system.

I recently uninstalled RestoreIt, which had installed an
additional partition for storing restore points and this did
disappear during the uninstall.

I have dual boot with Windows XP (and it works fine)

These are the things I've tried, none of which have helped much:

1. Ran Chksdk using /p and /r in the Recovery Console and this
sometimes gets things back to normal for a while

2. Deleted all the partitions on my hard drive, created new
partitions and copied everything back (Ghost 8.0 partition copy).
Worked fine for many hours and then the problem returned.

3. Did a Repair install of Windows 2000 

4. Reinstalled the motherboard drivers


PC 1000
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